Chief negotiator of South Korea Chun Yung-woo arrived in Beijing
Wednesday afternoon for a series of working group discussions ahead
of a fresh round six-party talks scheduled on next Monday.
"I hope the talks will achieve positive progress, and we will
make efforts for that," Chun told reporters upon his arrival.
Negotiators of the six parties will have three working group
meetings starting from Thursday, which aim to discuss details of
ways to implement the initial steps of September 19 joint
The working group of economic and energy resources cooperation,
headed by the South Korean side, will start its first meeting
During the last round of talks, the six parties reached
consensus on the initial steps to implement the joint
The steps included establishing five working groups, which will
discuss the denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, North
Korea-US relations, North Korea-Japan relations, the economic and
energy resources cooperation, and peace and security of northeast
The two working groups of North Korea-US relations and North
Korea-Japan relations had already held their first meetings in New
York and Hanoi, respectively.
(Xinhua News Agency March 15, 2007)